The Distance Medley Relay
is an athletic event in which four athletes compete as part of a relay
. Unlike most track relays, each member of the team runs a different distance. A Distance Medley Relay is made up of a 1200 meter leg, a 400 meter leg, an 800 meter leg, and a 1600 meter leg - in that order. The total distance run is 4000 meters or nearly 2.5 miles.
The Kenyan team of Elkanah Angwenyi in 2:50.8 (1,200 meters), Thomas Musembi in 45.8 (400), Alfred Yego in 1:46.2 (800) and Alex Kipchirchir in 3:52.8 (1,600) currently have the world record with a time of 9:15.56. This record was set on April 29th, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.